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    Cloud Storage for music library

    Is cloud storage safe for a music library? Not for streaming but for backing up your library in case of disaster.

    Justcloud and Backup myPC offer unlimited storage for reasonable price now. A few dollars a month is cheaper than buying multiple hard drives for backing up.

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    Seems possible if the price is favourable... but:

    1. Is there anything in their small print that limits their 'unlimited storage' offer? A music library can easily exceed a terabyte which they might consider excessive. Not to mention that it would take an age to upload and recover should disaster strike.

    2. How confident can you be that their service will last longer than hard disk or cd/dvd/blu-ray backups? The longevity of their business is completely outwith your control, whereas you can take care of the storage of your own disks and use disk recovery or repair software should they show signs of failure.

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    I'm using Amazon Glacier via the Synology app on my NAS. Slow but relatively affordable.

    Only doing a subset of my (500gb) music at the moment, but it seems worthwhile.
    PS Audio PWD MkII Bridge -> Classe CA-2200 - >B&W 803Diamond, Nordost Tyr cabled. Synology NAS, Ipad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labjr View Post
    Is cloud storage safe for a music library? Not for streaming but for backing up your library in case of disaster.

    Justcloud and Backup myPC offer unlimited storage for reasonable price now. A few dollars a month is cheaper than buying multiple hard drives for backing up.
    I use CrashPlan's family plan for all the devices in my house. Have several terabytes in "the cloud" and I use it as my offsite "tier" - still backup to two different devices at home, as well, though.
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    I use Carbonite for unlimited storage. Haven't had to use it (thank God!) so I can't say how hard or easy it will be. Nice that it has a mobile app so you can access files anywhere.
    Family Room: Panny TCP65S2, Panny BDP-55, DTV HR-24, SB Touch, Schiit uber-Bifrost, Yamaha RX-V3900, Emotiva XPA-3, Rocket NM 550's, Rocket 150's, X-CS, UFW-10, Harmony 700.

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    I know we could all look up their prices/fees but I thought it would be helpful if the posters on this thread could give a rough approximation of the monthly or annual fees these services charge. Also, I assume there is no restriction to mp3s rather than lossless files.